How many Americans are delaying their dental check-ups due to COVID?

Most of us have been doing everything we can to stay inside in order to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus. By limiting our public encounters to a minimum, it means some aspects of our personal health, such as dental check-ups, have also been limited due to many of us prioritizing social distancing over comparative issues.

In our recent survey of 4,500 patients, we discover how many Americans have delayed check-ups due to Coronavirus fears. The table below shows what percentage of each state have delayed their dental check-ups since the start of the pandemic.

State Percent
Alabama 63%
Alaska 55%
Arizona 62%
Arkansas 60%
California 61%
Colorado 48%
Connecticut 52%
Delaware 51%
Florida 46%
Georgia 63%
Hawaii 51%
Idaho 69%
Illinois 68%
Indiana 57%
Iowa 56%
Kansas 61%
Kentucky 67%
Louisiana 69%
Maine 41%
Maryland 57%
Massachusetts 61%
Michigan 63%
Minnesota 66%
Mississippi 68%
Missouri 66%
Montana 65%
Nebraska 54%
Nevada 58%
New Hampshire 46%
New Jersey 61%
New Mexico 65%
New York 68%
North Carolina 65%
North Dakota 68%
Ohio 70%
Oklahoma 72%
Oregon 68%
Pennsylvania 65%
Rhode Island 49%
South Carolina 67%
South Dakota 68%
Tennessee 72%
Texas 70%
Utah 60%
Vermont 53%
Virginia 71%
Washington 65%
West Virginia 65%
Wisconsin 62%
Wyoming 55%
Based on a survey of 4,500 Americans (Google surveys; January 2021)

 

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